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Museum commemorates Gloucester’s role in Revolutionary War

Inclement weather Saturday did not stop the Gloucester Museum of History from holding its spring Living History Weekend, which commemorated the county’s role in the Revolutionary War.

Gloucester 1776: A Revolutionary Experience” welcomed families, students and those strolling along Main Street to cannon and musket firing, military music, soldier and civilian life, colonial era cooking, children’s activities and demonstrations by dozens of war reenactors. A total of 210 people enjoyed the weekend’s museum fun.

According to a release from Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism, “In the spring of 1776, the 7th Virginia Regiment was posted in Gloucester County. Ten companies of infantry, including one from Gloucester, assembled at the colonial courthouse following instructions from the Committee of Safety. By mid-May 1776, five of those companies were in Williamsburg, but the other five remained in Gloucester.”

Members of the 7th Virginia Regiment helped bring the Revolutionary...

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